Paul D. Evans joined the firm as the founding partner in the Perth office in 2017 after serving as the State Solicitor for Western Australia for more than 5 years. Prior to that, Paul was a senior partner in the Perth office of (now) Herbert Smith Freehills. Paul is one of the leading disputes lawyers in WA, and has advised clients in large commercial disputes for over 35 years (24 of them as a litigation partner of Freehills and 5 as State Solicitor).
He is also an Adjunct Professor with Murdoch School of Law, and has held board positions on listed public companies and with HSF's predecessor firms.
In his role as the State Solicitor, Paul was responsible for a wide range of litigious, commercial and advisory matters, including aspects of the Bell Litigation (one of Australia’s most complex and longest running disputes).